Sunday, 27 January 2013

12 year old girl rescued by her sister from drowning at Muizenberg Main Beach

Earlier today [Saturday, 26 January 2013] Emilhe Qashani (12 years) nearly drowned at Muizenberg Main beach.

She was helped out of the water by her sister Nolukhlo Diniso (32 years).

The on-duty lifeguards at the beach rendered medical assistance and was further attended to by the paramedics of the Fire & Rescue Services.

She was transported to the False Bay Hospital by an ambulance of the Western Cape Government: Department of Health [METRO Emergency Medical Services].

The condition of the patient is satisfactorily – however she is admitted to hospital for observation for secondary drowning symptoms.

The Khayelitsha girl was on a picnic with her family when the incident occurred.

The circumstances surrounding the near drowning incident are unclear.


Issued by: Disaster Risk Management Centre, City of Cape Town

Source: Wilfred Solomons-Johannes, Head: Systems Integration, Special Projects & Disaster Operations, Disaster Risk Management Centre, City of Cape Town

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